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Plutarch and Confucius

What values do Plutarch and Confucius promote? What similarities and differences do you see in their moral and educational philosophies? How are those similarities and differences related to the history and structure of their respective societies and the problems of creating a common elite class culture to govern far-flung empires?

Primary Sources:

Website: Confucius, Analects – http://classics.mit.edu/Confucius/analects.html (read Section 1 Parts 1 & 4 and Section 3 Parts 13 & 15)

Website: Plutarch: The Training of Children, c. 110 CE – http://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/ancient/plutarch-education.asp (read 1-2, 8, 10-11, 17-18)